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Episode Title: "Once Bitten"

Episode Airing Number: 77

Episode Production Number: 73

Original Airdate: September 29, 2006

Season: 4

On DVD: "Whale of a Birthday", "SpongeBob SquarePants: Season 4, Volume 2"

On VHS: (none)

Aired With Episode: "New Leaf"

Running Time: 10:40

Storyboard Director: Casey Alexander and Chris Mitchell

Writers: Casey Alexander, Chris Mitchell, and Steven Banks

Technical Director: Vincent Waller

Animation Director: Alan Smart

Supervising Director: Paul Tibbitt

In Brief: Gary bites Squidward and makes the citizens of Bikini Bottom convinced they have 'mad snail disease'

Story: It's another beautiful day as Squidward tries to relax but when he walks out his front door, he slips into Gary's trail of slime. Trying not to let it ruin his day, he builds a wooden fort to keep Gary out. But Gary is already on the scene leaving more trails of slime on the wood and himself. This makes Squidward angry sending him over to SpongeBob and giving him a piece of his mind. He tells him to keep his vermin on his lawn. While he is talking to SpongeBob, Gary bites Squidward on the bottom. Squidward asks SpongeBob if Gary has had all of his shots. SpongeBob agrees to all of them but one: Mad Snail Disease.

After they all talk about this disease, Gary slithers around. He ends up growling and biting a few people, in which they think they have Mad Snail Disease. Even the news is getting into this story. SpongeBob heads to the Krusty Krab. Mr. Krabs says to come on in and bring all his friends. Bad idea. All his friends are zombies. The citizens hiding in the Krusty Krab tell Mr. Krabs that no one else can come in because of the Mad Snail Disease that is going around. SpongeBob sees Gary and wants to pet him. As he is doing this, Gary bites him. Now SpongeBob has the Mad Snail Disease. Just then the doctor comes in and tells them there is no Mad Snail Disease. It's just a myth. Everyone is in shock over what they just heard. They want to know why Gary keeps biting everyone. The doctor takes a look and finds a wooden splinter in Gary's foot. He takes it out and everything is back to normal.

Song: (none)


Patrick: Looks like the rash has already started.

Squidward: Rash?

Patrick: Tell me, do you have any soreness of throat?

Squidward: Well, now that you mention it, my throat is a little dry.

Patrick: This disease will ravage your body with bloodshot eyes, loss of balance, messy pants, ticklish rib cage, severely untrimmed toenails, and finally, the bite from that infected snail will turn you into...a zombie.

Mr. Krabs: Spongebob, come in, boy. And bring your friends in, too. They look hungry.

Fish: Stop! You can't let anyone in!

Mr. Krabs: But they just want to dine on some krabby patties.

Fish: They're zombies. They only want to dine on our flesh.

Mr. Krabs: Arrgh, alright, but it's coming out of your paycheck.

Fish: I don't work here.

SpongeBob: But Mr Krabs, it's me, Spongebob.

Mr. Krabs: But how do we know you haven't become one of those voracious flesh-eaters?

SpongeBob: Could a voracious flesh-eater do this? *slips through the crack of the door*

Mr. Krabs: Spongebob, it's you.

SpongeBob: That's right. So let me in before I'm eaten.

Mr. Krabs: Yeah, that's Spongebob all right.


Perch Perkins Perch Perkins in the movie was blue. This Perch Perkins is orange. Something went wrong with the colors.

Key Hole When Mr. Krabs puts the key in to unlock the door, it disappears in the next picture.